Marlin is pretty good eaten (insert lick face emoji)
I recognize you from surfing Blx over the years. Next time I see you I'll introduce myself.
I can buy stuff online and have it delivered in town but shipping for an 8’ one piece rod is a hassle. Thanks for the offer I may take you up on that in the future.I've heard its a big risk to send something down there, it may 'get lost in the mail' somewhere along the way, true?
If I ever make it down that way, I'd be glad to look you up and bring you a rig!
I've always used the Calstar Rods, but usually fish from a boat.
Two of the heavier 7'6" St. Croix from above can do that, the Daiwa anything over 15# will be sporty I'd imagine.Spinning (have reel). In front of the house (surf). For robalo, jurel, etc. The reason for three piece is it’s a pita to have one piece sent/brought down here unless someone is bringing an 8’ board bag. Thanks.
It’s not the length of the cast as much as a lot of the time you’re casting into the windI would go at least 9 foot on the rod, big strong fish down there and usually have to cast far with the surf conditions.
Thanks I’ll check ‘em out!Two of the heavier 7'6" St. Croix from above can do that, the Daiwa anything over 15# will be sporty I'd imagine.
Lure weight (or sinker + bait description) and # test fishing line?
For tossing those 3/4-1oz swimbaits, spoons and plugs, I'd probably go for one of the lighter 9', you could do a heavier 10' if you are going to castnet/sabiki/buy bait and use a sinker. The shorter options don't have the crazy long surf rod handle, and it's a Penn so probably easier to source for you than some local Florida brand.
They're only two piece but anything 12' and under I would expect can fit easily in a 6'4"-6'6" shortboard bag.
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If the surf rods are too much, 3 piece Okuma SST look like a good option. I am not sure what makes it a salmon/steelhead rod but the # of pieces, length, and lure/line class looks like a good bet. They have a 7'6" that's lighter than this one:
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How heavy are the lures you are casting? The bit of fishing I did in your neck of the woods was always heavy topwaters and metal, maybe different for your spot.It’s not the length of the cast as much as a lot of the time you’re casting into the wind
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I brought down a two piece 10ftr years ago but I’m not wanting to go that heavy.
Ten years ago you would rarely see anyone fishing from shore with r&r, handline and castnet. Five years ago a few. Now there’s a crew of dedicated guys with good gear hitting it around the river mouths.
Kastmasters are still my go-to spoon, but I haven't tried the mixed color ones, just the solid single metal colors, be it silver/chrome/gold/copper or whatever. I have some other ones, like Krocodile-type, for inshore/flats stuff, but really, these are my favorite.
Thank you. My memory is slipping due to age and cannabis. That was actually the one I used too. Blues and stripahs. I’m tripping out now on visualizing the red plastic tackle box I had as a kid, the pitting/corrosion on the lure, the rust stain on the buck tail thanks to the split ring, my little jar of Uncle Josh pork rind bait, etc.Yes if it's bluefishy and I can't get them to eat on top, the single hook kastmaster is the alpha and the omega, the one, the lamb.
Here’s what I’ll be usingHow heavy are the lures you are casting? The bit of fishing I did in your neck of the woods was always heavy topwaters and metal, maybe different for your spot.